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Coronavirus (COVID-19) research

Our researchers are joining forces to respond to the coronavirus crisis

We're working with partners in York and further afield as part of a global effort to fight the COVID-19 virus.

From covid analysis to air quality, researchers across the University are investigating the immediate impacts of the virus as well as the longer-term implications for society.

Explore our coronavirus related research and online lectures here.

Contact us

If you are a research institution, industry, or charity partner interested in collaborating with us on research related to COVID-19 please get in touch.

Research and Innovation Development Team

Research highlight

Sleep in a time of COVID-19

York researchers are studying how the current pandemic is affecting the sleep and wellbeing of primary school children across the UK and how best to support them during the next academic year.

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Exploring how lockdown has affected air quality and what it means for future climate change policy


Examining the effects of COVID-19 on food systems, local and global communities and the economy


Finding cures, refining testing and ensuring health agencies have the data they need to fight the pandemic

Applied health

Tackling the mental and physical health implications of COVID-19 for everyone

Get involved

Our leading researchers are working around the clock to create solutions to the global pandemic. We are looking for participants to help drive our projects forwards:

Covid Realities - If you're a parent or carer living on a low income during the pandemic please get in touch because we're keen to understand the challenges you've faced and work with you to make things better in the future.

Global Assessment for a New Economics (GANE) - Academic colleagues, researchers, policymakers, and members of the public are invited to discuss how to make a more just future for people and planet in the wake of COVID-19.

Lockdown learning

Are you running out of box sets or can't face another jigsaw? Why not join us for an online seminar to get the latest thinking on the coronavirus crisis. Explore future and past events here:

Research themes

Our COVID-19 research links to several of the University's research themes:

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